Weight: approximately 125 pounds
(ships via freight carrier on a single pallet).
It's easy to see why fire features have become such a popular element of landscape design… The warmth and focus of an open hearth under the stars provides a great space for socializing and conversation, extending the living area of your home to the outdoors. An evening around the fire is a pleasurable pastime, as flames capture the imagination, sparking ancient memories spanning back to the dawn of time. The constant movement and change of fire is both soothing and exciting, the perfect backdrop for tall tales, quiet reflection or intimate moments.
Designed to become an everlasting part of your family tradition, The Great Bowl O’ Fire is an unique work of art hand-cut by artist John T Unger. No two are exactly alike, as the flames are drawn free-hand. Gather friends and family to celebrate around a roaring blaze year-round. The raised bowl allows you to sit comfortably without having to lean forward to stay warm. Keep your feet toasty, tucked below the rim of the bowl and bask in the full-body radiance that a raised firebowl offers. An outdoor fire pit is a great way to extend the outdoor living season.
The Great Bowl O’ Fire makes a stunning focal point for yards, patios and gardens. Unlike many outdoor firepits which look dirty or empty when unlit, The Great Bowl O’ Fire functions as a gorgeous sculptural element either hot or cold. By day, the flame shapes cast intriguing shadows both inside and outside the bowl and the rich tones of the patina suggest a warm blaze. At night, with a fire burning, the bowl casts flickering shadows as lively as the fire within.
The Great Bowl O' Fire is a gorgeous sculptural element even when not in use. The play of light and shadow as the sun moves across it is as entrancing as the dance of fire.
Features of this unique, hand-crafted design:
• 100% recycled content
• Can be converted to clean-burning propane or natural gas
• Provides safer fires on windy evenings
• The weight of the bowl makes this an exceptionally stable outdoor firepit. Even when given a sound kick, it will not tip
• Requires zero maintenance
• Holds and radiates heat
• Raised bowl warms the whole body, allows more comfortable seating
• 1\/4” plate steel will last essentially forever
• Holds more wood than any commercial fire pit
• Warm your feet below the raised bowl
• Each firebowl is a unique work of art, signed by the artist
• Center hole allows air flow and water drainage
• Detached base and sturdy handles make moving the Great Bowl easy
• The cut steel flames make great cooking rests for sausages or marshmallows
What Customers say about The Great Bowl O' Fire:
"I just had to call a Liturgist friend of mine in Des Moines and brag a bit! I told him "I now have the coolest Easter Vigil firepit in the country!" He said, "It's not a contest, Vicky," and I said, "Oh yes it is! Haven't you been paying attention!?!"– Victoria Tufano, Director of Liturgy, Ascension Church
"John, I received my fire bowl today and can't wait to christen it. It is beautiful and perfect! I'm pretty sure I got the best one you have ever made! The FedEx guy said it caused quite a stir at both the warehouse and the dispatch dock – no one had ever seen anything like it! Thank you for your excellent work and I certainly appreciate your creativity and talent. I hope you will be getting many more customers as my friends visit and see and enjoy my fire bowl." – Ralph, Chantilly, VA
"The firebowl arrived, it looks GREAT! Thanks so much for everything… the bowl is just what I wanted (even the doormen thought it was amazing) and I am REALLY excited to check it out in action!"– Wendy, NYC
"We’re really pleased. It added a wonderful element to our Vigil and the lighting of the paschal fire. People like its symbolism and functionality!" – Rev. Ponder, Episcopal Church of the Resurrection
Blogs and Media Love The Great Bowl O' Fire:
The Great Bowl O' Fire has been featured in DIY Network's 2006 Holiday Gift Guide, Variety Magazine, the Chicago Tribune, The Wednesday Journal and Wave Magazine. Read reviews online at: Boing Boing, Gaping Void, Great Green Goods, collisiondetection, Land + Living, metaefficient, hippyshopper and many others.
The Great Bowl O' Fire in Architecture and Design:
The Great Bowl is a favorite of architects and designers. Check out the photos below of three gas-fired Bowls installed on pillars at the Brick Oven Courtyard Grille in Topeka, KS. The Great Bowl also made a wonderful design element for the water park at Landmark Resort Hotel in Myrtle Beach, SC. Need something custom for a landscape or design project? I can do that too. Shoot me an email to get started!
The powerful symbolism of the Great Bowl has even earned it a place in religious tradition— The Archdiocese of Chicago purchased one for the Easter Vigil at Ascension Church in Oak Park, IL as part of Ascension's Centennial renovation, and a customized version was commissioned by Rev. J. Brian Ponder for The Episcopal Canterbury Fellowship at Mississippi State University.
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